8590 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA | Directions 9006934.092629 -118.37909
M-Th 5:30am-10:30pm, F 5:30am-9:30pm, Sa-Su 7am-8pm
Neighborhoods: Central LA, West Hollywood
Upscale, Zen-inspired gym catering to the fit professional. – The Scene
With its ultra-clean, minimalist décor and its topnotch staff, Equinox raises the bar for chain health clubs. At consistently spacious facilities, the design team continually maximizes natural light and highlights organic architectural quirks. Equipment from industry standards like Cybex and Hammerstrength are paired with high-end machinery--including one specifically designed for the company by Life Fitness. Even the piped-in music (which varies from room to room) has been thoughtfully programmed. Locker rooms are uniformly spotless.
The in-house personal-training program--which approaches strength, balance and coordination in a cyclical pattern--is so highly regarded that some independent gyms recognize it in lieu of more established national certifications. Indeed, instructors in the top tier must have academic articles published in their area of expertise. Classes are offered round the clock and range from Spinning and yoga to more unique hybrids incorporating boxing and ballet. Many studios boast sprung floors.
Very Unprofessional – The most Unprofessional place i have ever been involved with. My job wen i was 16 workin at Tower Records was more professional, than any of the EQUINOX gym's in Los Angeles... Not one of the So called Trainers, are even in shape. Why would you want to be trained by someone who has not a muscle on their body.. The managers at all Equinox L.A, are looking for trainers that can sell sell sell, not really train... These trainers are being told what to teach, and they dont even train that way themselves.. Who needs a clean gym anyway you are there to sweat and stink and sweat, dont be fooled by the clean atmosphere thats wayyyyyy overpriced
Equinox Ad... Lack of Class From A Classy Club – Was thinking about joining this Gym but... I just viewed the latest ad campaign for Equinox Fitness Clubs which was featured in Boston Magazine, and was totally outraged. It features a group of nuns in garter-belts admiring a nearnaked man.
I have worked in the fashion industry and have been a subscriber to various fashion magazines. I understand the point of advertising is to entice the consumer to purchase a product. In the fashion industry, nearnaked models are utilized tremendously because obviously, it sells! While I may not agree with a few of these ads, I understand the concept behind it and can easily turn the page if I don't like what I'm looking at.
However, in this case, I just couldn't look away because it sickened and angered me greatly to see Catholic nuns depicted in such a deplorable manner. I am asking all of you to view the ad and if you are as dismayed and offended as I am, please call Equinox Fitness Headquarters at 212-677-0180 and state your concerns or complaints! I'm hopeful that with your help, this ad will be pulled immediately.
Serious workout, and quite a scene – Moved to LA 6 months ago from NY, where i lived across the street from the Equinox on 19th St and Broadway. I looked around for a few gyms in the area, and this was an obvious first stop. Very recently, they completed a major renovation and they expanded the gym and built out a completely new yoga studio and spa. Seriously, it is a fantastic location. Very high end finishings, equipment, and service, but still feels lively and active and not at all stuffy. the new yoga studio is amazing. Large and quiet, good lighting and music, great mats, and nice oval shape. Lots of cardio equipment, brand new large spa, and what seems to be lots of personal trainers. They have a little shake & sandwich type place by entry way, but for a really good choice walk a few steps away to cafe primo which is right on sunset and has great food. If you are looking for a gym in west hollywood, you should stop by and consider this place. beware - they dont sell day passes.... i had a guest who tried to walk in and was turned away.
Big, clean, and not too crowded – Equinox is appropriately positioned back in the corner of the new structure across from Mel's -- at least for me who doesn't like being up front and public while in shorts and sweating. The space is large, with regularly maintained machines. Upstairs is much better now that they've expanded (after kicking the spa out to its own digs). The staff aren't very friendly though. They've recently been trying to improve however, I think, because now they annoyingly say "Have a good workout, Eric" by name. Seriously, just check me in and leave me alone unless I need something. The juice bar inside is good. The showers clean.
Great Facility With Nice Clientele – Top notch equipment, staff, amenities. Very motivational place as the majority of members are in great shape.
Good for celebrity spotting as well.
Worth the $$$ – After being skeptical about paying the steep fees to belong to this gym, I finally broke down and did it. After being a member for about 6 months, it is definitely money well spent! The trainers are great, facilities are clear, and the staff is very helpful. Compared to other gyms in the area, this one is by far the least crowded.
Equinox is for the serious only! – Equinox on sunset and in santa monica is an upscale and very professional environment for getting in shape. There are countless reviews from people who nag or say that someone is rude. Its all rediculous...this place is to show up, with or without a friend, work out, get healthy, and enjoy some classes, maybe try yoga, and go home and live your life. It's not a social scene where everyone has to be nice, or pretty, or built, or ugly...it's a gym. A really clean one too. If you want to be pampered and told your beautiful, go to a salon. If your serious about changing your life, and living healthy, then equinox is a place that can inspire you to stay focused on your goals.
Rude Front Desk – I went to the Santa Monica Equinox on a guest pass because I was thinking about joining. I was treated like a thief and criminal because the salesperson had not given the proper guest pass with a barcode. Terrible experience. I guess I will be joining Sports Club LA where I received excellent treatment from everyone I met.
Work out next to B-list celebs. if you dare... – Be in shape (young or lots of surgery) if you go here; almost everyone is. Lots of familiar faces from TV doing push-ups. Models. Lots of collagen. Best things: the location on Sunset Strip, parking, clean, free towels, shampoo, razors, conditioner, etc. Lots of windows, light, airy. Smells great. Did I say cute members? Great classes. Nick's class is one of the best. The worst things: Need more varied weight equipment, it's popular and crowded, no sauna, tiny steam room. People check each other out;not a good place to be if you are having a bad hair day. Front desk tends to be a bit rude. They guard the sign up sheet for spinning like it's a secret plan...that irks me. I constantly feel the need to look fabulous and wear new oufits to this gym.You may run into more b-list celebs than an LA nightclub.
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